Women's Volleyball Suffers Four-Set Loss at WLC

Women's Volleyball Suffers Four-Set Loss at WLC

MILWAUKEE – The MSOE women's volleyball team fell on the road in four sets at Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders (9-12, 1-3 NACC) pushed the Warriors (7-11, 2-2 NACC) to extra points in the first set, then won the second set before seeing the home team take the final two frames in a match that went 26-24, 21-25, 25-12, 25-18.

Junior Hannah Pekarek led MSOE with 11 kills and added 16 digs and four blocks. Junior Heather Dukat has nine kills.

Grace Tomhave had a match-high 13 kills and Nicole Klipstein 12 for WLC.

Wisconsin Lutheran jumped out to a 21-13 lead in the first game but the Red & White battled back with an 11-3 run to tie the score at 24-24 after five-straight Raider points. Unfortunately, the Warriors staved off the advances with the next two points for a 1-0 lead.

MSOE did capitalize on that late momentum into set two, playing from ahead for much of the frame after overtaking a 6-5 deficit with three-straight points. The team built a 22-14 lead and ended with an eight-point cushion to even the match.

The teams traded big runs in the third set, going back and forth. The Raiders took a 22-21 lead before WLC got the last laugh with the final four points. The last game was similarly tight throughout, with the Warriors attempting to pull away at 21-17. The Red & White got back within 23-22 before back-to-back Wisconsin Lutheran points clinched the match.

MSOE outhit the Warriors .172 to .127, committing eight less errors (30-22) on the day.

The Raiders return to the court Friday, hosting Rockford in a league showdown.